Ashmore Pond

Harry Rideout

Surname: Rideout
Other names: Harry
Other people in this story:
Ephraim Rideout
Ellen Rideout née Sharp
Emma Rosetta Rideout née Fry
Locations in this story:
Ashmore, Shaftesbury, Dorset
Blandford St. Mary, Dorset
Newtown, Charlton Marshall, Blandford, Dorset
Corfe Mullen, Dorset
Poole. Dorset

Harry Rideout was born at Ashmore, Shaftesbury, Dorset, on 15th July 1885, the son of Ephriam Rideout and Ellen Rideout (née Sharp).  He lived most of his early life at Ashmore.  He married Emma Rosetta Fry on 16th May 1910 at Blandford St. Mary, Dorset, and they went on to have three children.  Harry enlisted on 8th September 1914 as a Private with the 4th Battalion of the Dorsetshire Regiment (Service No. 2518 later changed to 200834).  It is not known in which theatre of war he served but he was demobilized on 20th March 1919 and awarded the Victory and British War medals.  He made a claim for loss of sight which was finally rejected on 9th May 1922 as being not incurred due to military service.  The 1921 Census shows him living at Knoll Lane, Corfe Mullen, Dorset, working as a Carter on a Farm. By 1924 he had moved, and was still register at in the 1939 Register, living at 2 Newtown, Charlton Marshall, Blandford, Dorset, described as an 'Odd Man - Heavy Worker'.   He died in the Poole, Dorset, Registration District in 1970.


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